If you're thinking about retiring at any age between 55 and 75, you may be starting to think about what pension you might receive.
You can use our online pension calculator at any time to get an estimate of your pension benefits from Derbyshire Pension Fund, or if you are close to retirement, you can ask us to work out an estimate which we'll send you through the post.
If you're considering applying for your pension for any of the following reasons, you must ask your employer to arrange an estimate for you:
You can use our pension calculator to produce an instant estimate of your pension benefits for any future date when you might be thinking about retirement (up to the age of 75).
You will need your latest annual benefit statement with you when you use the calculator, as it includes all the information you'll need. You don't need your employers input to use the calculator, there's no limit to the amount of estimates you can produce, and it's available 24 hours a day.
Our pension calculator will produce reduced and unreduced figures which illustrate the difference between voluntarily retiring and having your employment ended by your employer due to redundancy or business efficiency.
Request an estimate in writing
To request a formal estimate of your pension benefits please complete the ‘E2 - Voluntary retirement estimate request’ attached to this page.
Please be aware that you can only receive a written estimate once a year and if you are within 2 years of your proposed retirement date
After completing section 1 of the form, send it to your employer, who will complete the rest of the form and submit it to us.
If you have any queries about your estimate after you've submitted the form to your employer, please contact them in the first instance.
We'll work out your estimate as soon as we can, but sometimes at very busy periods, it may take a few weeks to get it to you, so it's a good idea to ask for your estimate in good time.
It's important to note that estimates are based on the pay information supplied, and the legislation and factors in force at the time the estimate is produced. Therefore, pension benefit figures are liable to change to those calculated at the point of your retirement. Estimates do not represent a promise or entitlement to benefits.
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